DECEMBER 2020 STRIKES AGAIN
If your taste in pop promos only goes as far as the super-slick mega-million-dollar productions made in gold-plated palaces teeming with wall-to-wall booty-shakers, then the video clips for the Smoking Ant catalogue make a pretty shabby, flabby, ultra-drabby crew, seemingly filmed by half-blind drunks hopping on one leg. However, in amongst this camera-shaking rabble, there are to be found a couple of exceptions that are not completely devoid of production values, style, substance, intelligence and wit, and one of those rare few is indisputably director Roozbeh Tavakoli’s mini-movie for Bisonics’ song ‘Salmon Pink Raincoat’ (HERE it is if you’re unfamiliar with it).
Despite – or maybe even because of – his using the DMPH track ‘Godfly’ (hear HERE) in his most recent feature film ‘Lost And Spaced’, Roozbeh created a sizeable splash at The Lonely Wolf International Film Festival with himself and the aforementioned flick scooping nominations in the categories Best Film (Feature), Best Film (Student), Best Film (Experimental), Best Director, and Best Film Editing. If that wasn’t enough to inflate his head to zeppelinesque proportions, he also staggered from the ceremony dragging a bag of statuettes for winning in the Best Film Comedy, Best Original Screenplay and Best Lead Actor (Joel Phillimore) categories, and sharing the Best Newcomer prize (with Roberto Puzzo and his entry ‘World Order: Drei Tage Und Drei Nächte’).
Well done for The Lonely Wolf in recognising Roozbeh Tavakoli to be the dog’s bollocks. We here at Smoking Ant Towers are howling at the moon in his honour.
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